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Minnesota nice

Minnesota nice
 n.— «Minnesota Nice, as it is called, means that when the woman serving coffee at Caribou, the local doppelgänger of Starbucks, asks how you are doing, she really wants to know.» —“Comedian for Senator? Don’t Laugh” by David Carr in Minneapolis, Minn. New York Times June 15, 2005. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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